Every day goes by and I get more and more excited about what will happen on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night. This years crop of nominees, presenters, performers, plus ones, and guests are some of the most glam ever and I feel like they are ready to deliver some really major moments on the Oscars red carpet to close out Awards Season. I’ve put more emphasis on adding menswear into my wish lists this year, and I think I have done a pretty good job at it. Some of Hollywood’s leading men make it easier to make these wishes because they aren’t afraid of taking risks, like Ansel Elgort. Ansel is a real fashion guy and he isn’t afraid to take a risk. I am hoping that when he steps out on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night that he gives a visually inspired menswear moment on the red carpet. I feel like he would deliver that inspired moment wearing this dark amethyst velvet Ralph Lauren Fall 2017 Menswear tuxedo jacket paired with a crisp white shirt and black tuxedo pants. Classic cut with a bold color twist can make for a really chic menswear moment and that is exactly what this purple velvet jacket does for this one. Add a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Vittorio’ patent leather and suede lace up shoes, simple black velvet Eton bow tie, and a black and white Etro pocket square in paisley print to really ensure this look is perfection. Ansel’s Baby Driver co-star Eiza Gonzalez has been also tapped as one of the many presenters at this years Academy Awards, which will be her first. She has definitely been a star to watch over the last year delivering major moments from Ralph & Russo Couture, Marchesa, Rami Al Ali, Christian Dior, and Romona Keveza on many different red carpets. For her first Oscars I went for major glam for Eiza with this hot off the runway silver lamé Alberta Ferretti Fall 2018 RTW gown which features ruching details, crystal beaded details, and a really daring plunging neckline. The gown might be a little too sexy as is for the Oscars red carpet, but I think that Eiza could totally make it work on the red carpet. She could also add fabric to the two crystal trimmed cutouts on the bodice. I think that either way that Eiza would definitely ooze sexy glam on the Oscars red carpet. I would love to see her style this gown with a romantic updo, smokey eyes, punchy pink lips, a gunmetal grey glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch, anthracite grey Jimmy Choo ‘Annie’ stiletto sandals, and a pair of Chopard Red Carpet Collection diamond chandelier earrings to really ensure that from head to toe that this look just screams glamour. Helen Mirren is a queen on the screen and on the red carpet. She even has an Oscar for playing the Queen, Elizabeth not Beyonce. She will be one of many former Oscar winners who have been announced as a presenter for Sunday nights Oscars. While I tend to love Helen’s style I tend not be a huge lover of the gowns the has worn on the Oscars red carpet in the past and I am praying that this year she will deliver her most glam moment yet. I saw this antique gold Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture gown come down the runway during Paris Fashion Week and Helen immediately came to mind. I think from the v-neck to the long sleeves and the a-line skirt to the intricate beaded embroidery that this gown is right up Helen’s ally and I think that it is a perfect Oscars red carpet moment. I would have the gown lined in champagne silk so that it still holds its light air, but maintains modesty for the 72 year old actress. I would style this gown with a vintage inspired updo, rose pink lips, defined eyes, a pair of champagne silk Casadei peep toe pumps, and a statement vintage Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace to really turn this look from glam to regal.Jane Fonda is another of the former Oscar winners that will be on the red carpet at the 2018 Academy Awards. I adore Jane’s (usually) age defying sex appeal on the red carpet, and I am praying that on Sunday that we will see that iconic sex appeal on the red carpet. I would love to see Jane snatch this black Saint Laurent Fall 2018 RTW column gown which features a bare sculpted decollete and long sleeves. This gown literally walk the Paris Fashion Week runway two days ago. I had actually picked a dazzling beaded Cavalli Couture gown for Jane, but then I saw this gown on the runway and changed my mind. I would love to see Jane amp up the glam of this rather simple gown with a black satin Roger Vivier feather embellished, crystal pilgrim buckle clutch, a pair of black Roger Vivier crystal buckle sandals, her signature hair, defined eyes, red lips, and a statement Cartier sapphire and diamond collar necklace.Sandra Bullock has been in relative hiding. She hasn’t made a red carpet appearance in over a year. I would imagine that we will start seeing her show up for more events to keep up appearances ahead of the premiere if Oceans Eight in June. The former Best Actress winner will be back on the Oscars red carpet for the first time in four years. I went to a brand that has really made an impact on the red carpet scene since Sandra stepped out of the spotlight, Monse. I feel like the brands effortless approach to glamour would be right up Sandra’s ally which is why I would love to see the brands creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim take this navy and black Monse Fall 2018 RTW half velvet, half sequin midi gown which features an off the shoulder neckline, long sleeves, ruched detail at the midline, and a draped asymmetrical hem and have it turned into a full length gown with a trailing train. I think that while some of the friends of Monse might be on the Oscars red carpet this year I think that Sandra would be the perfect person to give the brand its first Oscars moment. Style it with a charcoal Tyler Ellis ‘Lily’ marbled plexi clutch, navy Jimmy Choo ‘Kayden’ sandals, a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of modern Gilan diamond and sapphire chandelier earrings to ensure Sandra’s red carpet return is a best dressed moment.
The 2018 Academy Awards are Sunday March 4, 2018!